If you have seen today’s letter from local authority unions in Scotland to Nicola Sturgeon, you will probably want an update about our approach in East Lothian.
As you know, I and the other IJB Chief Officers have been working closely with the Scottish Government to address issues with the supply of PPE. If you have any concerns, please speak to your line manager as soon as you can.
Testing of frontline staff is underway and will be rolled out to those who need it – I will keep you up-to-date with developments.
We are following national guidance on key workers and working closely with East Lothian Council to make sure that you get the recognition and support you need, for example, with childcare. Councillor O’Donnell is also putting out a message to local businesses to try to ensure that social care staff receive appropriate recognition.
I know that these are very challenging times and I really appreciate the work you do and want to make sure that you are as safe as you can be.
Again, if you have any concerns, please speak to your line manager straight away or you can email my direct at firstname.lastname@example.org